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New Klingon Words (not in the original lexicon)

The words listed here were revealed or expanded upon after the publication of The Klingon Dictionary and Klingon for the Galactic Traveler. This list was compiled and maintained for many years by Will Martin (a.k.a. charghwI'). It is now curated by Alan Anderson (a.k.a. ghunchu’wI’). Note that not all of these words are perfectly defined, and the list is subject to additions, deletions, and emendations as our knowledge increases. The choice of what words deserve to be included in this list is up to Alan. Send him suggestions for additional entries, realizing that only words from confirmed Okrand sources will be accepted, and the source must be cited. See the explanation at the bottom of this list for source abbreviation descriptions.

In order not to compete with Dr. Okrand’s income via royalties, the vocabulary of TKD and KGT will not be reproduced here. For a complete word list, combine this list with the ones in those two books.

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rach
v
invigorate, fortify, strengthen
MSN news group
rachwI'
n
nurse
MSN news group
rajma'
n
kidney
qepHom 10
raQ
n
outpost
Monopoly
raS De'wI'
n
desktop computer
qepHom 13
raSber naH
n
raspberry
TN!LK
raSya'
N
Russia
TN!LK
raS'IS
n
seed
qep'a' 23
rav'eq
n
ceiling
NEWS
raw
v
lightning
qep'a' 24
raw'
n
an aquatic bird with colorful plumage
HolQeD v10n4p5
ray
n
sound of letter r [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
ray' tIr
n
rice
TN!LK
ra'Duch
n
triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'Duch puj
n
scalene triangle
qepHom 13
ra'Duch quv
n
isosceles triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'Duch tIQ
n
equilateral triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'Duch tut
n
prism with three-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
ra'wI' lupwI'
n
taxi
TN!LK
rech
v
exhale
HolQeD, v12n4p8
reD
n
exterior wall
NEWS
rem
v
suck (e.g. through a straw)
qepHom 15
ren
v
design, map out, plan (a physical object) [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
renwI'
n
designer, architect [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
req
n
wax
qepHom 15
reS
v
conjure, cast a spell
November 2016 email to Lieven
ret
n
time period ago (past)
HolQeD v8n3p3
retlaw
n
dent, indentation
qep'a' 24
rewve'
n
air (everyday word)
qep'a' 23
rID
v
digest (the process food goes through)
qep'a' 23
rIl
v
use the thumb [Most commonly used in reference to a child using a thumb. See also {Sen}.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
rIl
v
play (a wind instrument) [This is a brass technique, not a flute technique. Most typically it is used with {gheb} as the object.]
HolQeD v10n2p9
rIlwI'
n
thumb [Most commonly used in reference to a child's thumb. See also {Sen}.]
HolQeD v10n2p7
rIt
v
summon
Monopoly
rItlh 'echlet
n
ink pad
qepHom 2015 p.19
rI'meH wovmoHwI'
n
beacon
qepHom 15
rol taj
n
razor
TN!LK
ron
v
roll (aircraft wings tilt, one up, one down) [It is unknown if this word has meaning outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p9
roptoj
n
scar (result of some sort of disease, infection, etc.)
qep'a' 24
ropyaH qach
n
hospital
TN!LK
roS
v
use the third toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
roSghaH
n
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid)
qep'a' 23
roSwI'
n
third toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
ruq
v
belch [Gas produced is called {SIp} or {Qep'It}.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
rura' pente'
proper n
Rura Penthe
from the Addendum of TKD, TKW p190
ruS
n
bond [qep'a' wa'maH SochDIch]
paq'batlh
ruS
v
be positively charged, have a positive charge
qep'a' 23
ruSvep
n
invitation
qep'a' 24
rutlh
n
wheel
NEWS
rutlhHom
n
scroll wheel on a computer mouse
qepHom 13

Works Cited

CK
Okrand, Marc. (1992). Conversational Klingon (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 5-022-73903-6391
FFN
Festival of the Spoken Nerd (2015). Full Frontal Nerdity DVD. Laughing Stock. ISBN: 0-671-79739-5
HolQeD
(1992 to present). The quarterly journal of the Klingon Language Institute. Assorted interviews with and articles by Marc Okrand. ISSN: 1061-2327
KCD
Okrand, Marc. (1992). Star Trek: Klingon, CD-ROM. New York: Simon & Schuster Interactive. ISBN: 0-671-52873-4
Monopoly
(2011). MONOPOLY® – Star Trek Klingon Limited Edition, board game. USAopoly/Hasbro.
PCHC
Chase Masterson (2016). Pop Culture Hero Coalition message. Facebook. (link)
PK
Levine, Barry & Okrand, Marc. (1993). Power Klingon: Master the Language of Warriors (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-87975-8
qepHom
An annual meeting of Klingonists in Germany. The first such qepHom took place in 2002. (The word can refer to any minor gathering, but this list uses it exclusively for the organized German meeting.)
qep’a’
The annual conference of the Klingon Language Institute. Marc Okrand is often in attendance. qep’a’ wa’DIch was held in 1994. (The word can refer to any convention or conference, but this list uses it exclusively for the KLI’s annual meeting.)
TKD
Okrand, Marc. (1985 & 1992). The Klingon Dictionary, 2nd ed. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-74559-X
TKW
Okrand, Marc. (1996). Star Trek: The Klingon Way: A Warrior’s Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-53755-5
TN!LK
(2011). Talk Now! Learn Klingon. EuroTalk, Ltd. ISBN: 1-846-06606-9
veS QonoS
(1990). Newsletter of Mortas-Te-Kaase, a defunct Klingon club. Some new words from Marc Okrand appeared, and a subset of these were later used in CK.The entire list was reprinted by permission of both Okrand and the club in HolQeD 1:3.

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